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Gary Becker

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Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.

— Gary Becker

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Why in almost all societies have married women specialized in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities, whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?

— Gary Becker

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A stronger yuan could lead to greater Chinese asset accumulation in the U.S. and elsewhere.

— Gary Becker

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Fines are preferable to imprisonment and other types of punishment because they are more efficient. With a fine, the punishment to offenders is also revenue to the State.

— Gary Becker

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I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else.

— Gary Becker

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My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.

— Gary Becker

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The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families, but also those in other cultures and the changes in family structure during the past several centuries.

— Gary Becker

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Anderson senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is married to Guity Nashat a historian of the Middle East whose research interests overlap his own. A political conservative he wrote a monthly column for Business Week from 1985 to 2004 alternating with liberal Princeton economist Alan Blinder.

He is also among the foremost exponents of the study of human capital. He is married to Guity Nashat a historian of the Middle East whose research interests overlap his own. His approach can include altruistic behavior by defining individuals' utility appropriately.

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